How you can protect your immune system by supporting your gut

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How you can protect your immune system by supporting your gut

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It’s that time of year again, everyone seems to be coming down with illnesses! Unsurprisingly, theres a lot of supplements being marketed around the immune support theme. I have came across a few different brands, each with their own approach, and Bimuno is no exception. The difference with this supplement is that it approaches immune health in conjunction with digestive health.

Bimuno Immunaid are chewable pastilles that contain prebiotics (rather than probiotics – the difference is explained here) in the form of Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) which feed the good bacteria in the gut. They also contain additional vitamin C for an added immune boost. As you support your gut health your body will absorb more nutrients from the food you eat and the good bacteria growth will help to keep the growth of bad bacteria under control, both, hopefully resulting in less illnesses! 

These are quite handy as unlike some probiotics that have to be kept refrigerated, you can just store these in the cupboard or in your bag to have on the go. They taste quite pleasant as well! Bimuno also offer a range of other formulations more focused on digestive health. The customer reviews on Amazon for their powder formulation is impressive – especially it seems for people suffering with IBS. In fact I’m going to get some of these to give to a friend that has pretty bad IBS to see if that helps her. I always do my research when looking at supplements and it’s good to see that there is a number of expert testimonials as well as some scientific studies.

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You can purchase Bimuno Immunaid via their website for what I think is a pretty reasonable £9.99 for 30 pastilles or £19.98 for 3 packs of 30. The pastilles aren’t suitable for veggies as they contain gelatin, however the powder is ok for vegetarians but not vegans as it is sourced from dairy products. You can keep updated with Bimuno via their Facebook page

As I say with all supplements, nothing is ever a replacement for a good balanced healthy lifestyle, however if you suffer from digestive problems and feel that your immune system is compromised then these could certainly be worth a try!

Do you take any supplements for digestive health? 

*post sponsored by Bimuno, however all content and opinions are my own

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3 Comments

  1. Maria @ runningcupcake

    I buy the Holland and Barrett probiotic ones if I feel a bit run down, and if I have had to take antibiotics or anything like that. Normally I just have a regular multi vitamin/ mineral. I like the idea of the powder, but I am sure in reality I would not get around to taking it that often, whereas a tablet is easy to quickly take.

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    • Laura

      I’m hoping that these will be helpful for my sister as she has IBS and gets run down a lot (having two little boys!) I know what you mean on the powder versus tablet, I think it depends if you maybe have smoothies more often or something else you can mix it in!

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  2. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    I take the Renew Life probiotic, especially when I am training a lot as I find it affects my immune system. I have to say it’s the best probiotic I have ever used and I definitely notice a difference when I don’t take it.

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